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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Nov 15, 2008 8:37pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Why is the crapfest "Number 96" on DVD?

For the same reason "Sex Madness" is one of the most downloaded videos on here.

With great cop shows like "Division 4", "Homicide", "Matlock Police", "Cop Shop" and "Solo One". Fine Drama like "The Sullivans" and "Prisoner". Sitcoms like "The Last of the Australians", "Kingswood Country". We should have more classics on DVD.

As I said in another thread Umbrella has the rights to most of this stuff. They also have the rights to the ITC tv from the UK. I think they see "The Sweeney", "The Saint", "The Professionals", "The Pursuaders", etc as being more marketable.

Other companies are just nuts. The Co that has the rights to "Prisoner" put every episode in one 179 disc box set for $1500. Who's gonna buy that?

There is some really marketable stuff too. John Farnham had a sitcom in the 70s, "Bobby Dazzler", a funny show that hasn't been played since it re-ran in the 80s. Some John Farnham fans would kill for that show and there's like 12 eps or something. Easily could be one DVD.

I don't think its national bad taste. Just national insanity.

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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Nov 15, 2008 11:33pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Why is the crapfest "Number 96" on DVD?

"Kingswood Country" is on DVD, but yes, it does seem like most of the really good shows aren't on DVD.